Withelma Ortiz Walker Pettigrew (right) shadowed Rep. Karen Bass for the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youths first Shadow Day.
Bass said the day was special not only for what the foster youth took away from it, but for the effect the foster youth had on the Members.
The day is “about building a broad base of support for foster care issues,” Bass said. “And I know when [Members] come into contact with superstars like T, it changes you. So we got out of it more than they did.”
James Jones, communications director for DC Vote, tapes a "DC Constituents Service Day" sign on the wall as he stands with other DC residents outside of Rep. Andy Harris's office on Capitol Hill to protest Harris' actions against D.C.'s marijuana laws on Thursday, July 24, 2014. DC Vote encouraged DC residents to bring their complaints about city services to the Maryland congressman.